Queer Feminist Visions of the Future
02.04.2020 2pm - 18.04.2020 7pm
For Immediate Release
Berlin–March 7, 2020
Press Release: Group Exhibition, Feminism, Queer, Futurism, Performance, Video, Installation, Experimental
The Futureless Exhibition Presents Queer Feminist Artistic Visions of the Future
WHAT: Futureless, Group Exhibition curated by Oliver Dougherty
WHEN: Postponed until further notice
WHERE: SomoS, Kottbusser Damm 95, 1.0G, 10967 Berlin (U8 – Schönleinstraße)
Note: due to the COVID-19 measures, the exhibition has been postponed. Check SomoS’ web site and social media channels for updates.
The Futureless group exhibition featuring the work of 20 international artists presents visual art, performances, and experimental installations, imagining what a queer and feminist vision of the future may look like for our increasingly ecologically precarious planet.
Queer/feminist identities, politics, ideas and actions have always offered alternative perspectives on how society can be continuously shaped and reshaped differently. Today, with our sense of progress fading, and the extent of humanity’s damage to the environment becoming alarmingly clear, the pervasive loss of perspective leaves us in a “futureless” state. It is in this void, that queer/feminist visions may become not only increasingly relevant, but also more articulate.
Building on the Queer/Feminist Futurist tradition of such authors/writers as Samuel R. Delany, William S. Burroughs, Octavia Butler, Lizzy Borden, Shu Lea Cheang, Juliana Huxtable and Rebecca Belmore, the Futureless exhibition speculates on the the precariousness of national and ecological realities; the dwindling boundary between domestic and public life; and the interconnected and vast fields of mythology and technology. In this way, various worlds, or rather universes, emerge from the artworks, performances, films, workshops and lectures that are presented during Futureless; worlds that detail imaginative proposals for queer/feminist futures, with fiction and reality appearing in unentanglable and exciting forms.
Simo Vassinen with Merja Kokkonen (Islaja) & Linards Kulless, durational opening performance
Performance Evening: TBA
Zoë Marden, The Little Mermaid, The Wicked Witch & Other Stories, lecture/performance
Niya B, I Was Once the Snake Woman, performance
Alina Belyagina, Firebot, dance performance
Film Screening: TBA
The Whisper of the Jaguar, directed by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Thais Guisasola (79 min.)
Alina Belyagina – Anna M. Szaflarski – Areej al Huniti & Eliza Goldox – Fallon Mayanja – Heather Renée Russ – Joanne Newman – Maria Kulikovska – Uleg Vinnichenko – Maxine Puorro – Hannah Levin – Helah Cooper – Niya B – Simo Vassinen – Merja Kokkonen (Islaja) – Linards Kulless – Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau – Thais Guisasola – Zhen Guo – Zoë Marden
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SomoS is a non-commercial artist-run art space with an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects, intergenerational community and diversity, founded in 2012. Working with emerging and mid-career artists, including those from underserved backgrounds and communities, SomoS provides space, knowledge and resources for the production, presentation, and reflection of the arts. Its mission is to create an international open framework for innovative arts, curatorial projects, education and creative cooperation. SomoS’ exhibitions are based on its own curatorial projects, as well as fee-less open calls for art and curatorial/artistic proposals, and are supported by art councils, universities, philanthropists, patrons, volunteers, interns and staff, all of which share our great enthusiasm for enabling the artist’s vision in projects that would not be easily realized otherwise. SomoS’ engaged schedule of exhibitions, performances, seminars and artist talks is free to the public, and aims to spark interest, discussion, cooperation and understanding, as it activates art’s unique positive uniting potential.